SecureSet Tampa, a firm that trains enrollees for a career in cybersecurity, will begin training a new cohort from their new offices in Ybor City beginning in mid-January.

“Cyber threats are growing exponentially, but there is a lack of qualified talent and innovation in Tampa Bay and nationally,” said Adam Sheffield, director of SecureSet’s Tampa campus. The firm is seeking "IT job transitioners, veterans and others" that are interested in a career in the emerging field of cybersecurity.

Two different immersive courses are offered: the CORE Analyst course is 20 weeks long and aims to have graduates ready for immediate placement as security engineers, analysts, pen testers and consultants. The other class is HUNT Analyst, which is 12 weeks and hopes to have graduates serve as security and threat analysts.

The CORE Analyst course will christen the Ybor location in January, and is designed to help people looking to change careers or begin a new one enter the high-growth field. With new enrollees being able to complete the program in as little as three months, and a placement rate at their original location in Denver at 100%, high-paying jobs can be had for SecureSet students right way either near campus or across the country.

Bay Area cyber firm and Managed Security Services Provider Abacode has already partnered with SecureSet as a hiring partner to help ensure immediate placement for graduates. with “We signed on as the first of SecureSet’s hiring partners in Florida based on both their innovative educational approach and their genuine commitment to providing relevant education programs for future cybersecurity professionals,” said Abacode Chief Operating Officer Rolando Torres.

As the campus grows more people will complete the curriculum and fill the growing need for cybersecurity jobs along the I-4 Corridor, helping to prevent the "brain drain" that the emerging technology area desperately wants to avoid. With more and more technology businesses heading to Central Florida, the need for qualified people to fill jobs in these fields has never been higher, and SecureSet is aiming fill this niche.

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